Today's News

  • Football: Toppers roll to big season-opening victory

    A dominating performance at the line of scrimmage in its 2010 season opener propelled the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team to a big win.

    The Hilltoppers held the visiting Pojoaque Elks to just 82 yards total offense Friday night, the bulk of that total coming on the Elks’ first play from scrimmage, as they rolled to a big 40-0 victory at Sullivan Field.

  • Soccer: LA boys, girls fall at Farmington

    Neither Los Alamos Hilltopper soccer team escaped their trip to the Four Corners with a victory Saturday.

    The Hilltopper girls soccer team couldn’t convert on several chances in the opener of a boys-girls doubleheader Saturday, losing in a shootout to the Farmington Scorpions. Meanwhile, the Hilltopper boys again couldn’t hang on to a two-goal lead in the second half, falling 3-2 to the Scorpions at Hutchison Stadium.

  • UPDATE: Cross country finishes strong at scrimmage

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  • Bingaman gets piece of LA, LANL history

    Politicians often receive a lot of souvenirs when they visit a town – a plaque or a group photo – but U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman was a given a gift that stands out from all the other memorabilia during his visit to Los Alamos Wednesday afternoon.

    Los Alamos County Councilor Mike Wismer presented the New Mexico senator with a lock that is an artifact of the Zia Company, which ran Los Alamos living areas and the laboratory after World War II.

  • WSI seeks lab security contract

    One of the world’s biggest security firms has entered into the race for the highly sought after contract at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Wackenhut Services Inc. confirmed it has responded to the lab’s request for proposals.

    “We submitted a proposal and would be honored to be selected,” said Susan Pitcher, WSI spokeswoman.

    She declined to provide details until a contract has been awarded.

  • Economy slows to 1.6 percent as trade gap widens

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy grew at a much slower pace this spring than previously estimated, mostly due to the largest surge in imports in 26 years and a slower buildup in inventories.

    The Commerce Department says the nation's gross domestic product — the broadest measure of the economy's output — grew at a 1.6 percent annual rate in the April-to-June period. That's down from an initial estimate of 2.4 percent last month and much slower than the first quarter's 3.7 percent pace. Many economists had expected a sharper drop.

  • Recession may have pushed US birth rate down

    The U.S. birth rate has dropped for the second year in a row, and experts think the wrenching recession led many people to put off having children. The 2009 birth rate also set a record: lowest in a century.

    Births fell 2.7 percent last year even as the population grew, numbers released Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics show.

    "It's a good-sized decline for one year. Every month is showing a decline from the year before," said Stephanie Ventura, the demographer who oversaw the report.

  • Boys soccer: LA holds off Rio Rancho to earn win in opener

    RIO RANCHO – Through 50 minutes of play, it looked like the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team was going to roll to a big victory in its season opener Thursday.

    But the seasoned Rio Rancho Rams’ squad, which had been largely silent up to that point, started making some noise.

    The Hilltoppers put up a two-goal lead early in the second half against the Rams, a very good Class 5A team, but the Rams came back quickly to score a pair of goals and send the contest into overtime.

  • Girls soccer: LA tops Moriarty on the road

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  • Med center issues scam warning

    A potential phone scam artist is making the rounds in Los Alamos.

    In the scam, the caller identifies himself as representing Los Alamos Medical Center and “demands immediate payment of a supposed debt,” according to a statement from the center. Then the caller asks for a credit card number.

    Whatever you do, don’t pay the bill and don’t provide your credit card number, medical center officials said.


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